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An Odontogenic Keratocyst in the Temporal Region

Zhu, Fengshuo DDS*,†,‡; Li, Xiaoguang DDS*,†,‡; Liu, Zhonglong PhD*,†,‡; He, Yue DDS, PhD*,†,‡

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005706
Clinical Studies
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The authors report a very rare patient with ectopic odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) in the temporal region that is distant form the mandible. Based on the interesting report, they discuss about the possible origin and illustrate the development of the ectopic OKC. It shows that the OKC could distally relapse with the help of temporal muscle. The surgeon should be more proactive to deal with the peripheral muscle of lesion.

*Department of Oral Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Oncology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

National Clinical Research Center for Oral Disease

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology and Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai, China.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Yue He, DDS, PhD, Department of Oral Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Oncology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; National Clinical Research Center for Oral Disease; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology and Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, No 639, Zhi Zao Ju Road, Shanghai 200011, China; E-mail: zfshuo@163.com

Received 9 April, 2019

Accepted 28 April, 2019

This study was supported by The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC: 81271112, 81570949).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.